Rothman Manor

Rothman Manor: Our full report

6 rooms
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 1 review
All year

Situated in the town of Swellendam, Rothman Manor offers trendy accommodation set in 3.5 ha of lush grounds. On our brief visit in November 2011 the rooms were all occupied so we couldn't have a good look around but we managed a sneak peek of the “loft suite".

We understand Rothman Manor offers 6 individually decorated rooms set within a lush garden. Some of the rooms have a patio overlooking the pool and others have private decks overlooking the pond and the gardens. Each has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV's, personal safes, telephones, tea/coffee facilities and stocked mini bars. The bathrooms have under floor heating and are equipped with heated towels rails, bathrobes, hairdryers and complimentary toiletries. Seasonal fruits and flowers are also placed in the rooms.

Inside the main building there is a trendy lounge with a fire place that is decorated with African artifacts, and a small breakfast room. Outside in the park like garden with its rolling grounds there is a salt water pool, a large lily pond and an elevated outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the adjoining reserve for zebra, ostrich and springbok although we didn't see any. Co-owner Franziska is an artist and her paintings are displayed throughout the property.

Directly in front of the lounge, wide doors open out to a paved patio area with a large oak tree – this looked like a really nice spot to relax with a book or to enjoy breakfast on a sunny day

Our view

Rothman Manor looked a fine guesthouse and the garden a real treat to explore. For upmarket accommodation in Swellendam on the Garden Route this can be a good choice.


Location: Swellendam, South Africa

Ideal length of stay: 1 – 2 nights

Key personnel

Owner: Privately owned by Andreas and Franziska Göbel

Food & drink

Usual board basis: B&B

Dining style: Individual Tables

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: Drinks are not included.

Further dining info: No


Attitude towards children: Families with children are welcome. Extra beds can be placed in some of the rooms.

Property’s age restrictions: There is no age restriction.

Notes: Children will need supervision around the pool and pond as well as the rolling grounds towards the reserve.


Power supply: Mains Electricity

Communications: Free internet access is available and the rooms are all equipped with telephones. There is mobile reception too.

TV & radio: Each room has a satellite TV.

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: No

Medical care: There is a hospital in the town of Swellendam

Dangerous animals: Low Risk

Security measures: None


Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge

Money: No currency exchange is possible here and all rooms are fitted with electronic safes.

Accepted payment on location: Master and Visa credit cards are accepted as well as cash payments in South African Rand.